12 Mar Gypsy Day
The Grade 7 English theme this term explored types of discrimination, prejudice and bias centred specifically around Romani people – commonly known as ‘gypsies’ or ‘travellers’. To end the term’s theme, we celebrated with a ‘Gypsy Day’ on Wednesday 10th March, at which we had fun exploring Romani culture, traditions and stereotypes. Pupils came to school dressed as gypsies and the day’s programme included fun activities such as gypsy jewellery craft-making, braaing stokbrood, a flamenco dance lesson and fictitious fortune-telling fun. The programme also included discussions on the Christian perspective of gypsy superstitions and fortune-telling, as well as the dangers associated with stereotyping and discrimination. A successful and fun day indeed!
Photo credit: Zander Scheurkogel